Vodafone partners with Micromax, launches 4G smartphone for INR 999

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Though, users will receive the cash back in their Vodafone M-Pesa wallets which can be utilised for transacting digitally or withdraw cash as per user convenience. Aditya Birla Group's Idea Cellular is also planning to launch a new 4G enabled feature phone in the Indian market pretty soon. The latest addition to the list is Bharat 2 from Vodafone and Micromax. Remember, recharge of a minimum of Rs 150 per month is a must. The first cashback of Rs900 will arrive after 18 months while the second cashback of Rs1,000 will come after another 18 months of the first cashback. And now today, Vodafone has announced its partnership with Micromax to bring us the affordable 4G smartphone - Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra. The domestic handset maker is desperate to take back its place among the top five smartphone makers by the end of the year, and is leaving no stone unturned. Talking about the device, the Bharat 2 Ultra is the same Bharat 2 that launched earlier this year. As per the offers announced by the company, the Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra will be available for customers at an effective price of Rs 999. Initially, the consumers will need to buy the Bharat2 Ultra at Rs 2,899. he company will later refund a sum of Rs 1,999 over a period of 3 years. The handset runs on Android Marshmallow with 1300 mAh battery.

Talking about the specifications of the Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra smartphone, it has a 4-inch WVGA display and is powered by the Spreadtrum SC9832 which is a quad-core processor with all the cores clocked at 1.3GHz. When it comes to the camera, you get a 2MP camera at the back and a 0.3MP selfie shooter. The device also comes with different camera modes like scene, frame and burst. It will not be locked to Vodafone network and can be used with other SIM cards as well.

Connectivity options offered by the Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a microUSB port for charging and data transfer.

September unemployment rate falls in Wichita area, state
Numbers unadjusted for seasons, SC added more than 1,200 jobs in manufacturing and 400-plus jobs in construction in September. It was the third straight month the rate has increased for the state after it plummeted in the first half of the year.

"This partnership with Vodafone will bring in the next phase of smartphone adoption by helping consumers to upgrade from feature phones to smartphones", says Rahul Sharma, co-founder, Micromax.

He added, "We want to give superior device experience affordable, and 'Bharat' range is a testimony of the same, having already sold more than two million handsets". This will help fulfill the aspirations of several million phone users across the country who desire a smart phone but couldn't afford one.

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